Carlo Ancelotti recently gave praise to how James Rodríguez has adapted at Real Madrid.

"I'm happy because the fact he wants to talk about it means they are seeing that I am doing a good job, and that the work that I do is not done in vain," said James.

And about his position, he said: "I have to be open to everything. At Madrid I play a little bit further back. Here I can play more as a 'ten', more as a playmaker. I have more freedom.

"Everything has a big influence, being well, training myself well, to be at a good level. Everything, when it comes to playing, is important.